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XElement.WriteTo Method

Write this element to an XmlWriter.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assemblies:   System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
  System.Xml.XDocument (in System.Xml.XDocument.dll)

'Declaration
Public Overrides Sub WriteTo ( _
	writer As XmlWriter _
)

Parameters

writer
Type: System.Xml.XmlWriter

An XmlWriter into which this method will write.

The following example shows how to write an XElement to an XmlWriter. Note that the example did not write an XML declaration.

Dim sb As StringBuilder = New StringBuilder()
Dim xws As XmlWriterSettings = New XmlWriterSettings()
xws.OmitXmlDeclaration = True
xws.Indent = True

Using xw = XmlWriter.Create(sb, xws)
    xw.WriteStartElement("Root")
    Dim child1 As XElement = _
        <Child>
            <GrandChild>some content</GrandChild>
        </Child>
    child1.WriteTo(xw)
    Dim child2 As XElement = _ 
        <AnotherChild>
            <GrandChild>different content</GrandChild>
        </AnotherChild>
    child2.WriteTo(xw)
    xw.WriteEndElement()
End Using

Console.WriteLine(sb.ToString())

This example produces the following output:

<Root>
  <Child>
    <GrandChild>some content</GrandChild>
  </Child>
  <AnotherChild>
    <GrandChild>different content</GrandChild>
  </AnotherChild>
</Root>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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